Our museum is the ideal location for your next creative meeting, mixer or reception. Located in the historic Dogpatch neighborhood, we are San Francisco’s only museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design. Welcome your guests in a dynamic space showcasing regional, national and international designers and artists. Treat your clients to private shopping experiences in our award-winning museum store. Delight friends and family of all ages with MakeArt birthday parties or inspire colleagues and clients with customized creativity trainings and workshops. We feature a 3,500 ft² museum space including: 3,125 ft² Gallery Space 375 ft² MakeArt Lab High ceilings, natural light International exhibitions Award-winning Museum Store Beautiful outdoor parklet VENUE CAPACITY Our museum is known for its bold and innovative exhibitions which rotate quarterly. As such, our floor plan, usable space and guest accommodation vary accordingly. Most installations can accommodate up to 250 guests for receptions and special events; capacity for seated events, dinners or lectures is dependent upon exhibition design. Our MakeArt Lab can accommodate up to 25 guests for meetings, trainings and workshops. CATERING + BAR SERVICES Guests may arrange catering from our preferred caterers list or request their own service with approval of the venue. Beer and wine services licenses are required for events serving alcohol. Permits will be secured on behalf of the client. All bar services require a licensed bar attendant; all bar services require security officers. RENTALS + ADDITIONAL SERVICES We provide a range of amenities including facilitating external rentals, valet, security, A/V services and more. In addition, our talented staff can create customized hands-on art making experiences for your guests, clients and colleagues as part of your next special event. RATES AT A GLANCE Full Museum (After Hours Rates): $450 per hour; 4 hour minimum Full Museum (Public Hours Rates): $950 per hour; 8 hour minimum (buy-out rates apply) MakeArt Lab (After Hours Rates): $150 per hour; 2 hour minimum MakeArt Lab (Public Hours Rates): $100 per hour; 2 hour minimum Public Hours Rates apply Tuesday – Saturday, 11 am – 6 pm and Sunday, 12 pm – 5 pm After Hours Rates apply Monday, All Day; Tuesday – Saturday, 6 pm – 12 am; and Sunday, 5 pm – 12 am All rentals include complimentary Museum admission. Qualified tax-exempt entities may be eligible for a non-profit discount of 10% off of hourly rental rates. CONVENIENCE We are located on Third Street in the Dogpatch neighborhood, close to the 23rd Street T-line Muni stop. BOOK YOUR EVENT TODAY Discover the art of entertaining alongside contemporary craft and design.
CATERING AND BAR REQUIREMENTS *Licensed catering services only *Licensed bar services only *Security required @ $40/hr per officer when alcohol present Consumption or carrying of food and beverages shall be allowed only in approved spaces, and only for the designated hours of the event. Dark beverages (red wines, dark beer, etc.) are not allowed in the museum. For additional details, please see our facilities guidelines below. BEER AND WINE LICENSE Beer and Wine service licenses are required for events serving alcohol. Permits will be secured on behalf of the guest for a $100 coordinating and permit fee when provided by our staff. Liquor is not allowed. INSURANCE Additional Event Insurance is required and may be obtained through Eventhelper.com. We require guest, outside vendors and service providers obtain a certificate of insurance naming the museum as an additional insured. Coverage must include general liability for a minimum of $1,000,000 per occurrence. EVENT BOOKING POLICIES Special events are subject to availability and must be booked at least one month in advance. Please note, these costs are estimates. We reserve the right to adjust prices based on size and complexity of event. COORDINATION FEES An additional 10% coordination fee will be charged on all events. A dedicated special events coordinator will be provided to assist in event planning and will be in attendance during your event. EVENT TIMES, LOAD-IN, AND LOAD-OUT Event load-in for the client and all vendors must be approved in advance. Load-in for after-hours events may begin no earlier than 4 pm and may not obstruct use of the museum’s facilities during standard business hours. Please consider your setup and teardown needs for the evening and factor time into your booking accordingly. All use of the facilities shall begin and terminate no later than the time and date stated, and facilities shall be vacated by all persons at or before such time and date. Any time for the client to set-up, tear down, and remove equipment provided must be budgeted as part of the rental contract. The client shall have the use of the facilities only for the purposes herein, and the we shall retain the right to control activities of guests in order to protect the facilities and exhibitions from harm. EVENT SETUP AND DECOR Event tables, seating, and displays should allow for a three-foot distance from art work on display. Clients specifically agree not to nail, tape, or screw anything to the floor or walls of facilities. All decorations must be approved by our staff in advance. All of the client's property will be removed from the venue by the client at the end of the booking. If the client's property is not removed as stated, we will have the right to have such property to be removed at the expense of the client. RESTRICTIONS *No nails, screws, staples, tape or gummed backed materials may be used to attach or affix anything to the furniture, walls, or building *No glitter or confetti of any kind is allowed on site *No open flames, candles, helium balloons, confetti, rice or birdseed allowed SECURITY STAFF For the safety of our guests and facilities, security officers are required during after-hours events and events serving alcohol at the additional rate of $40 per hour per security officer. Coordination of these services will be provided by us. The number of security officers will be determined by the event coordinator based on the complexity and size of events. We reserve the right through its officers and its employees or agents to eject any person or persons from any portion of its facilities, and upon the exercise of this authority, through its employees or agents. ON-SITE STORE STAFF During public hours, the Museum Store will remain open for visitors’ shopping enjoyment and is available at no additional cost to guests. Store may be staffed during private and after-hours events at the rate of $40 per staff member. The number of store staff required will be determined by the event coordinator based on the complexity and size of events. NO SMOKING Smoking is not permitted in any area of the building or parklet. CATERING AND CLEANING POLICIES All caterers providing services are required to have a valid certificate of insurance. The MakeArt Lab may be used as a production space for final food presentation, plating and bussing. Please note we do not provide dishes, glassware, or utensils. Caterers and guests must remove and properly sort all trash, composting, and recyclable from the site at the conclusion of the event. Host facilities will be provided in a clean condition and the space should be returned to a clean condition immediately following your event. A final walkthrough with a member of our event staff is mandatory at the close of your event. ADDITIONAL TRASH FEE A $150 cleaning fee is applied to all bookings. An additional cleaning fee may apply for excessive trash removal at Host's discretion. Guests and vendors are encouraged to take all trash upon end of booking to avoid this fee. MARKETING We reserve the right to review all copy and approve all forms of advertising or publicity in which the venue’s name is used. The parties agree that no partnership between them respecting any event or the use of the facilities shall be implied in any way. PAYMENT All payments are in advance by booking through Peerspace. CANCELLATIONS We stand by the Peerspace cancellation policy. If the event must be postponed, all payments will apply to an agreed upon later date, subject to availability. We are not responsible for deposits or payments made by the client to outside vendors for canceled or postponed events (caterers, event photographers, etc.)